Golden Canyon, Death Valley National Park

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  • We hiked up Golden Canyon, about a mile or so. We went into one of the side canyons and say the most incredible colored rocks. The sandstone was yellow, and there were greens and reds an various... 
    We hiked up Golden Canyon, about a mile or so. We went into one of the side canyons and say the most incredible colored rocks. The sandstone was yellow, and there were greens and reds an various...  more »
  • This is a bit of a hike and even when the temperature was in the 70's, was a demanding walk (for us geriatrics). It is not far from the park center and well worth the effort. Make sure you carry... 
    This is a bit of a hike and even when the temperature was in the 70's, was a demanding walk (for us geriatrics). It is not far from the park center and well worth the effort. Make sure you carry...  more »
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  • Golden Canyon is an easy and beautiful hike if you are visiting Death Valley. The trail is about 1.25 miles one way and easy to navigate. The canyon walls are absolutely beautiful, with striations of many different colors. In the evening, as the sun is setting, the hike back to the trail head is absolutely stunning.
  • This place was spectacular! On Jan 1st the sun sets early so by 2 it definitely casted a shadow for a more dramatic effect. Views from the forward and backward perspective are gorgeous! I took the short hike from Golden Canyon to Red Cathedral. I'm an avid hiker and can not tell you how much fun I had in Red Cathedral!!! I definitely had to climb and scramble more. By the time I got to the top of Red the sun was setting. On my walk down the sun was not hitting any of the rock. I can't imagine how hot this would be in the summer. Winter is definitely the time to go!

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